Tribal Government

SaginawChippewa Indian Tribe Council

The Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe Council is committed to providing information of interest to all its members, both on and off the reservation.

Our Tribal Council
( l to r:) Tim Davis (district 1),Ronnie Ekdahl, (Sgt. At Arms), Candace Benzinger (district 1), Kenny Sprague (district 1), Gayle Ruhl (Treasurer) ,Brent Jackson (Sub-Chief),Frank Cloutier (District #3/At-Large), Chief , Michelle Colwell (Secretary), Lindy Hunt (district 1),Amanda Oldman (district 1), Diana Grundahl (Tribal Chaplain) , Ron Nelson (district 2)

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Information Technology: Training
Information Technology: Training
The IT Technical Training Division is available to assist all associates within the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe's organization. Our goal is to support and aid associates with their job duties and help them understand and effectively utilize the Microsoft Office Products. We offer a variety of instructor led Microsoft Office training sessions, such as Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Outlook and Publisher. We also offer ongoing Keyboarding courses to increase your typing efficiency.

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A selection from the Ziibiwing Cultural Center
A Ziibiwing Center Collection
With the help of our contributors in 2007, the ZC Collections Committee acquired 1,483 artifacts that are beneficial to the cultural and spiritual well-being of the tribe.

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Human Resources

The Human Resources Office of the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe handles all recruitment, application and job placement for individuals interested in seeking employment here. There are a wide variety of available opportunities. The tribe supports an array of activities similar to what you find in any municipality, including hotel and gaming enterprises, governmental services, and educational administration.

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Job Hotline
Employment Center

2017 Primary Election

Please be advised the last day to register to vote in the 2017 Primary Election is September 11 (For more information, please contact Tribal Clerk Office at 989-775-4054)

Published: 11/20/2017 2:39:00 PM - Ziibiwing Cultural Center

Your memebership helps the Ziibwing Center's mission to provide enriched, diversified and culturally relevant experiences while supporting the culture of the Anishinabek.
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Recap of 2017 Baby Prom
Published: 11/20/2017 2:10:00 PM - Behavioral Health

Healthy Start Program wants to thank all the people who made the fanciest dress dance party such fabulous occasion. One of our goals is to incorporate culture along with fun and learning, which is easy when we get to collaborate with special knowledgeable people such as Lee Ann with her staff at 7th gen, Behavioral Health Prevention specialist and DJ Lupe , Language specialist Isabelle, last but not least Judy and Jenna from Nimkee Public Health.
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Notice : Nimkee Clinic Closed
Published: 11/20/2017 10:22:00 AM - Nimkee Clinic

Nimkee Clinic will be closed today for patient appointments in the medical, dental and public health due to a water leak in the suppression system. Patients will be contacted to re-schedule appointments. The pharmacy will remain open at this time for patients to pick up prescriptions. I will update everyone throughout the day.
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Live Webcast: Saganing 2 Percent Distribution
Published: 11/17/2017 11:05:00 AM - Public Relations

The Saganing distribution will take place at the Saganing Tribal Center located at 5447 Sturman Road, Standish, Michigan on Friday, November 17, 2017 at 1:30 pm.
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Leather Studded Belt Workshop
Published: 11/16/2017 4:17:00 PM - Ziibiwing Cultural Center

with Adam Avery December 11-15 , 2017 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Drums Out "Singing for Fun"
Published: 11/16/2017 4:08:00 PM - 7th Generation Programs

Thursday Nights from 6-8 p.m. at the 7th Generation Blue House
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Two great events!! - One place/time!
Published: 11/16/2017 11:35:00 AM - Ziibiwing Cultural Center

December 16,2017 . 12pm-4pm
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Anishinabe Performance Circle
Published: 11/16/2017 11:08:00 AM - Ziibiwing Cultural Center

Winter Graduation . December 12 , 2017 6PM
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Press Relases - Fall 2017 2 Percent
Published: 11/15/2017 3:08:00 PM - Public Relations

The Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe has scheduled their semi-annual 2% distribution, funds derived from Class III gaming, at its properties Soaring Eagle Casino & Resort and Saganing Eagles Landing Casino.
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Live Webcast: Isabella County 2 Percent Distribution
Published: 11/14/2017 10:56:00 AM - Public Relations

The Isabella County distribution will take place on Thursday, November 16, 2017 at 9:00 am in the Senior’s room of Tribal Operations located at 7070 E. Broadway, Mt. Pleasant, Michigan.
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Tuesday, November 7th
8AM - 8PM
7th Generation Spirit Feast
Thursday, November 9th
5:30PM - 8PM
Saganing Blood Drive
Monday, November 13th
8AM - 5PM
Circle of Indigenous Arts at Ziibiwing
Friday, November 17th & Saturday, November 18th
11AM - 6PM
Thanksgiving Dinner will be held at Andahwod
Monday, November 20th
4:30PM - 6:30PM
  • Revenue Sharing

  • As of May 14, 2014, The Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe has distributed $225,428,719.54 to local businesses and schools. (-More-)
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